Climate Action 101

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Climate Action 101 course, participants can expect the following outcomes:

Understanding Climate Change Factors: Participants will explore the various factors influencing climate change, gaining comprehensive insights into the issue.

Demystifying Climate Action Terminology: Learners will grasp the meanings behind commonly used terms related to climate action and environmental conservation.

Land Use in Ireland Exploration: The course covers how land is utilized in Ireland, providing context for understanding its environmental impact.

Identifying Environmental Pollutants: Participants will become familiar with Ireland’s main environmental pollutants and their effects.

Exploring Precious Habitats and Water Catchments: The course delves into Ireland’s valuable ecosystems and water sources, emphasizing the importance of conservation.

Carbon Cycle Understanding and Footprint Measurement: Learners will follow the carbon cycle and learn practical methods to measure and reduce their carbon footprint.

Investigating Ireland’s Carbon Sinks: Participants explore the significance of carbon sinks and how they can be found in many of Ireland’s natural habitats.

Biodiversity Awareness and Identification Skills: Delving into Irish biodiversity, the course teaches participants to identify trees, birds, bees, and butterflies.

River Journey from Source to Sea: The course follows the journey of rivers in Ireland, fostering an understanding of catchments, the water cycle and their conservation.

Practical Climate Action Skills: Participants will gain hands-on skills for addressing climate change, including tree planting, water conservation, meadow management, and seed saving.

Measuring and Monitoring Water Quality: Learners will acquire practical skills to measure and monitor water quality in local rivers or streams.

Developing Climate Action Plans: The course guides participants in creating personalized Climate Action plans that can be applied in your business, at home or even in your local club or community group.

What will you Learn?

Module 1: Understanding Climate Change
Introduction to Climate Change
Ice Age Ireland and its Impact on Climate
Exploring Ireland’s Landscape Changes
Land Use Practices and their Climate Implications
Pollution and Its Effects on Climate

Module 2: Biodiversity and Conservation
Biodiverse Communities: Importance and Overview
The Role of Trees in Climate Action
Exploring Irish Trees and their Contribution
Plant a Tree Initiative for Climate Action
Semi-Natural Grasslands and Wildflower Meadow Conservation
Important Insects and Strategies for Improving Biodiversity
Managing Invasive Species for Environmental Harmony

Module 3: Water Resources and Conservation
River Course: Understanding the Dynamics
Life in a River Ecosystem
CSSI (Citizen Science Stream Index) Practices
Biosecurity Measures for Water Bodies
Water Conservation Strategies for Climate Action

Module 4: Citizen Science and Nature Observation
Engaging in Citizen Science for Climate Awareness
Exploring Ireland’s Bumblebees and their Role in Ecosystems
Butterflies of Ireland and their Significance
Birds Native to Ireland and their Environmental Impact
Native Plants of Ireland and their Conservation
Seed Saving Techniques for Biodiversity
Soil Health and its Role in Climate Action

Module 5: Resource Efficiency and Carbon Footprint
Understanding resource efficiency for Climate Action
How to measure you business’ carbon footprint

What is LANTRA accreditation?

LANTRA is an organisation that has over 50 years of ‘Skill Development Experience in the land-based and environmental sector’. Veri Connect has been a certified partner with LANTRA for more than 2 years now, with Climate Action 101 being one of the certified courses we (developed and) deliver.

Course Structure 

The accredited Climate Action 101 course is thoughtfully designed to provide a well-rounded understanding of climate-related topics. Participants can expect an immersive learning journey encompassing various formats, totalling 14 hour commitment for accreditation with 25 hours of optional e-learning resources, as outlined below:

In-person (2 Field Sessions – 4 hours): Embark on practical explorations during two field sessions, each lasting two hours, to enhance your understanding of climate-related phenomena.

Online (5 Sessions – 10 hours): Engage in dynamic online sessions spanning five modules, covering topics such as climate change basics, biodiversity conservation, water resources, citizen science, and resource efficiency, totalling 10 hours of interactive learning.

Optional Self-Directed via E-Learning (25 Tools – 25 hours): Deepen your knowledge through 25 e-learning tools, allowing you to explore specific aspects of climate action at your own pace, contributing to a total of 25 hours of self-directed learning.

This comprehensive approach ensures a rich and diverse learning experience for participants in Climate Action 101.

Please note that this course can be partially or fully funded depending on the funding available!

Why Climate Action 101?

As companies around the world recognize the urgent need to address climate change, many are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Promoting sustainability is on top of every companies priority list with the new policies and rules coming into place. This course is thus essential for you and your employees for the reasons outlined here :

Global Corporate Climate Action: Companies worldwide acknowledge the imperative of addressing climate change, lowering their carbon emissions. Despite this, the crucial role of educating employees often goes unnoticed.

Empowering Workforce with Climate Action 101: Climate Action 101 bridge the gap, equipping employees with knowledge on informed decision-making. Topics range from basic environmental awareness to advanced areas such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainable procurement.

Beyond Environmental Impact: Investing in Climate Action training yields benefits beyond sustainability. Trained employees exhibit higher engagement, motivation, increased productivity, and improved job satisfaction. This is especially crucial in attracting and retaining talent, given the environmental passion of Millennials and Gen Z.

Enhancing Corporate Reputation: Integrating sustainability into a company’s culture enhances its reputation, attracting environmentally conscious consumers. This commitment fosters customer loyalty and improves brand recognition.

Who will benefit from this course?

Community Leaders and Activists
Members of Existing Community Groups
Aspiring Community Leaders
Local Government Representatives
Non-profit and NGO Staff
Social Entrepreneurs
Residents and Community Members
Educators and Trainers

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